And now we are free, and we'll see you again. But not yet. Not yet
How can one say goodbye to 3 years?
There have been ups (friends, fun, high-speed internet connection…all that jazz), and there have been downs (mainly my course). I've learned some very important lessons (none to do with my course), even if I haven't always acted on them. I've made a goodly amount of friends, much to everyone's surprise, as I leave my room only rarely.
Regrets? Yeh I have a few. Not living in Leamington last year (Coventry is a dump), not being as adventurous as I might have been…oh, and the whole course thing. There have been many times in the past 3 years when I have said I should have gone to Durham instead, to study Natural Sciences. Obviously no one can know what would have happened in that case, but looking back I believe I can truly say that as a place, there's nowhere else I'd rather have been. Were I to start over again I'd choose a different degree – maybe engineering or chemistry or something at least vaguely applicable to the Real World – but not another uni.
And now it's over. Three years of joy, pain, fun, stress, laughter and tears. Three years of growth. Three years of life.
And so, because I am unwilling to let go, my plan is to come back next year – to find a job in the area, preferably live in north Leamington, and have another year in the company of those friends who will still be here, and there will certainly be enough to keep life interesting. Of course, being as disorganised as I am, I have yet to sort out a job, or accommodation. I don't really want to be here over the summer, so that means I have to find something starting in September, then somehow get accommodation before I start. Obviously finding a house first would be a bad move, in case there is nothing for me to do when I get back.
So hey…anyone want to employ me? I'm now Simon Brent BSc (Physics with Computing, Upper Second Class Honours). Comes with limited experience in anything job-related. Just add training and chocolate to make it work.
Oh boy, it's going to be a stressful summer.